Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM, serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and is Professor of Comparative Medicine, DMIP, and Director of CSU’s Comparative Medicine Training Program. She performed her veterinary training at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and her post-doctoral training in Comparative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. She has been employed at CSU since 1990 in a variety of roles, including clinical, administrative, teaching and research activities. Dr. VandeWoude was Director, Laboratory Animal Resources 2007-11.
Dr. VandeWoude’s research interests include retroviral pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapeutics, disease ecology of felids and practical studies for development of “performance based” standards for laboratory animal care. She is also interested in veterinary and graduate student research training and animal welfare issues. Dr. VandeWoude is a member and has held office in ACLAM, ASLAP, AALAS, and ACLAD. She is a member of the Morris Animal Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, and participates in numerous other panels, committees, and review boards for other organizations and granting agencies. As Associate Dean for Research within CVMBS, Dr. VandeWoude facilitates a diverse program of basic and applied research and graduate education among approximately 250 faculty members in four different departments on Main, South and Foothills Campus.